|Desidiosus - 2009-05-06 |
Thanks so much. I have to fly out to Vancouver at the end of the month.
That's not nice.
As this video shows, when lightning strikes this man's plane -- as it surely will -- there's at least a tiny chance that the electricity will not ignite the fuel in the tanks and cause a catastrophic explosion hundreds of feet in the air.
Desi: Look on the bright side, at least your flying *OUT* of Vancouver.
/trolling Vancouver for no reason.
Out *to* Vancouver. There is no upside to this tragedy in the making.
Do you want to know the worst part?
Your in-flight movie is going to be "Never Too Young to Die", starring John Stamos and Gene Simmons.
|Comeuppance - 2009-05-06 |
This is the part where I ask:
"Why the hell were they taping this?"
|Rafiki - 2009-05-06 |
I was in a plane that was struck by lightning! It was pretty rad, although I didn't get any superpowers. Not even obviously made-up ones, like a 20" penis or becoming irresistably attractive to the opposite sex. All that happens is that it gets super bright outside and the lights in the plane go dark for a few seconds.
Planes are designed to take lightning strikes, they just discharge it through the fins or something. Except the plane that Desidiosus is taking. It would just stall, and then take an unmercifully long time to glide down and slam into the earth's surface, exploding on impact.
I don't worry about plane crashes because I always presume that Nicholas Cage will be there to help me.
Actually, yes, they are designed that way. The ability to discharge built up static electricity AND take a lightning strike are major things taken into aircraft design. I'd know, I work on aircraft :)
Although, when an aircraft is struck by lightning it is grounded, declared unserviceable and almost everything on it is examined.
...finally, a video I can comment on that I actually have some knowledge in!
|Caminante Nocturno - 2009-05-07 |
|Dicknuts - 2009-05-07 |
It's like The Langoliers. Except instead of everyone who is awake disappearing they just shit their fucking pants.
|Witty_Pop_Culture_Reference - 2009-05-07 |
I've found that nearly any fear or paranoia can be conquered with a small amount of willpower, 5-6 clonazapam and as much in-flight liquor you can handle before you get a rational assessment of your situation.
Ripper is a gangster!
|Keefu - 2009-05-07 |
It's ok, there was actually just a Pikachu under that plane.
|chumbucket - 2009-05-07 |
"flight 4189 you are clear to conjure the Powers of Grayskull"
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